In Memory of Steve Jobs (1955-2011)
†5 October 2011
Lost faith, went to law school, then to Japan, became a Buddhist, blah, blah, blah. Read more?
Why the Love of Books?
Only in books has mankind known perfect truth, love and beauty.
George Bernard Shaw
A little library, growing larger every year, is an honourable part of a man's history. It is a man's duty to have books. A library is not a luxury, but one of the necessaries of life.
Henry Ward Beecher
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The Adventures of Tintin
The Black Island
Tony Blair - A Journey.
Bret Easton Ellis - American Psycho.
Vintage Books, NY (1991)
Ernest Hemingway - Hemingway Short Stories.
The Folio Society, London (1986)
Monthly Archives: May 2010
The Folio Society has published 6 new books and they are right now giving 20% off the published price (prices quoted here are the original): The Hunting of the Snark Lewis Carroll Lewis Carroll’s The Hunting of the Snark is … Continue reading
have always been interested in bookplates—I really love their designs. While it is almost certainly sacrilegious to even mention a rare fine press book and a bookplate in the same sentence, for your non-valuable books, it surely is a nice … Continue reading
ice to see Stephen Fry making a guest appearance at London’s Apple iPad Launch at the Apple Store in Regent Street, London. He already has an iPad. The iPad madness started at 8am this morning at the Regent Street store. See … Continue reading
Celebrity Solstice Library id you ever want to take a cruise around the Caribbean but couldn’t because you had to leave your precious books behind and didn’t want to mess with cheap paperbacks? Well now you have no excuse—Celebrity Solstice, … Continue reading
ooks are meant to be read. At the same time, there is nothing wrong with enjoying a bit of luxury when reading. As Joanna Lumley says ‘You don’t have to be posh to be privileged.’ You might have guessed that I’m … Continue reading
Introduced by Jenny Uglow. 2 volumes. Quarter-bound in leather with paper sides. Hand-marbled by Jemma Lewis. Coloured top edges. Set in Bulmer. 912 pages in total. Approx. 500 illustrations. 8¾” x 5¾”. Price: £120 A History of British Birds – … Continue reading
am big fan of Foyles in London. I find the browsing experience wonderful. I must admit—if I am not mistaken—that I have never come across such a diverse catalogue of books anywhere in the UK—so that’s the reason why I … Continue reading
was browsing through Creative Review and fell over this post. Last year, Faber & Faber celebrated their 80th anniversary by publishing six beautiful twentieth century poetry classics by Auden, Eliot, Hughes, Plath, Betjeman and Yeats. Faber invited a selection of … Continue reading
Edition of 1,000, hand-numbered on a special limitation page in both volumes. 2 magnificent volumes measuring 20″ x 13 ¾” Bound in full canvas cloth printed silkscreen in black and gold. Designs by Neil Gower derived from Roberts’s originals. Gilded … Continue reading